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A check that a bank has paid, charged to the account holder’s account, and then endorsed. Once canceled, a check is no longer negotiable.
Mortgage rates were driven lower once again with the average 30 year mortgage rate shedding just over two basis points to 4.164%. One basis point is the equivalent of 1/100th of a percent. Not much of change but mortgage rates continue to cling to the lowest levels seen so far this year. While borrowing costs
M & I Bank has started a promotion for their liquid CD account. The 7 month liquid CD earns and interest rate of 3.00% APY with a minimum balance of $10,000.00 and 3.75% APY with a minimum balance of $250,000.00. The certificate of deposit is a liquid CD since it provides a guaranteed rate for
The global economy is suffering from deleveraging, excess greed and twisted regulation. There have been few bright spots in the investment kingdom during this turmoil. One bright spot has been the extended period of historically high interest rates paid on bank products. Since the era of banking and finance destruction has begun around the middle
New regulations by the U.S Treasury are providing a temporary guarantee of money market fund asset values. Do to the instability in 2008 of short term money market instruments and the concern for significant and swift redemptions of money market mutual fund shares, the U.S. Treasury announced a temporary program to guarantee certain assets in
Interest rates moved in a rather irregular manner this past week with divergences in the direction of CD rates, mortgage rates and Treasury rates. Bank rates were reported slightly higher for long term CDs yet lower for mortgages. Treasury rates moved like a push me-pull you with the rates on short term T-bills tugging lower
A bank account owned by a business. These are generally checking accounts or demand deposit accounts. Business or commercial bank accounts will usually have higher monthly fees and service charges.
Treasury rates were mostly unchanged by the close of Monday. The six month Treasury rate was unchanged at 0.15%. The one year Treasury shed one basis point or 1/100, pushing the yield from 0.37% on Friday to 0.36% on Monday. The five year also lost one basis point moving the yield down to 2.21%. The
The wait is over for government funding at GMAC. The Treasury announced that they will in fact, inject capital into GMAC. The Treasury stated they will purchase $5 billion in senior preferred equity with an 8% dividend from GMAC LLC.
The Treasury’s approval ends weeks of uncertainty over the fate of GMAC. Earlier last week, the
Chesapeake Bank of Maryland is based in Baltimore, Maryland and has been serving this market area since 1911. Chesapeake Bank of Maryland has bank branch offices located in Parkville, Patterson Park, Arbutus, Pasadena and Bel Air.
Chesapeake Bank of Maryland has historically conducted traditional banking operations as a community bank accepting deposits from the local community
Arizona is the home state to the Cardinals, who will be advancing to the next round of the NFL playoffs. Arizona is also the home of some of the highest CD rates in the nation. One bank offering well above national average CD rates is Parkway Bank. Parkway Bank has consistently offered a wide variety
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp has been pressing banks and lenders as well as other government agencies to do more to help homeowners who have fallen behind on their monthly payments. The FDIC believes more help should come by means of foreclosure and loan modification programs. The housing crisis is the fundamental force behind the
When your certificate of deposit matures you usually have a window (10-15 days in many cases) of time to decide what to do next. This is often referred to as the grace period before automatic renewal of the CD kicks in. Usually, your bank will automatically reinvest into a new CD if you don’t give them alternate
The minimum dollar amount that must be paid each month on a loan, line of credit, or other debt.
Bank rates were higher across the board this past week with the rise in lending rates remaining relatively light while the rise in savings products was more pronounced. Mortgage rates inched a little higher over the course of the week along with consumer credit card rates. Bank CD rates increased by a slightly larger magnitude
National banks conduct some of their banking activities through companies called operating subsidiaries. These subsidiaries are companies that are owned or controlled by a national bank and that, among other things, offer banking products and services such as loans, mortgages, and leases. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency supervises and regulates
A credit union is a financial institution that is privately owned by its members or customers. Unlike a bank, a credit union operates as a non-profit entity and does not put profitability first. Like banks, credit unions must be concerned about its deposits and lending activities and provide stability and service. Credit
Bank rates dropped after more concerns over world economic growth and a very disappointing monthly jobs report was released on Friday. When the week ending April 5th came to a close, mortgage rates had moved measurably lower, CD interest rates and money market account rates were off slightly and credit card rates dropped by one
Bank CD rates had mixed results for the week ending October 2, 2009. Short terms CD rates were lower while midterm CD rates were higher and the longer term CD rates were unchanged. While bank CD rates moved very little in total, Treasury rates continued to move lower for the week with the one year
The amount of money required to be on deposit in an account to qualify the depositor for special services or to waive a service charge.